Need A Quick Christmas Gift?

I love Chunky yarn.  Chunky yarn makes for fast knitting for those instant gratification type folks (like me).  The pattern is so easy, even the most timid knitter can make this in no time.

If you can spare one day, then you can knit this cowl that will be sure to delight that special friend or neighbour that is on your Christmas List.  Giving a handmade gift truly is a delight…both for the Gift-ee and the Gift-or!

The yarn is available in a multitude of striped or solid patterns and is sold at Michael’s Stores everywhere. 

To access the pattern, …

Wooly Checkered Flags

For those that do not know me very well (or haven’t read the About Me section, and shame on you if you haven’t), I am a NASCAR Nut.  I have been one since….oh…about the late 80’s or so.  Even though I am Canadian and *should* love hockey, curling, ice skating and careening down a tree-filled slope 90 miles an hour on a pair of skinny wooden planks, NASCAR is my sport of choice.  There is something about the 43 Supercharged 800+ horsepower engines roaring to life  every week that give me goosebumps.

In honour of my NASCAR fetish, I created … Read more...

Knuts for Knitting

Ever get the bug for something and you can’t stop? 

That is me lately… I have not been able to put down the knitting needles since mid-August.  The cooler weather of Fall that arrived has prodded me further into action.

I just finished a beautiful, hooded cowl for my daughter (below), that was made using an Alpaca blended yarn.  First time ever working with Alpaca….man, talk about a hairy yarn.  I felt like I had 5 cats sleeping on my lap whenever I was working on it.  Definitely a ‘messy’ yarn, but extremely warm and works up beautifully.  My best … Read more...

How To Make iPhone Mitts

Warm, fuzzy, practical mitts for iPhone users, or any other touch screen electronic device.  No longer will you have to pull off your gloves to answer an email or a phone call.  Just slide your fingers out the end and you have instant access to your touch screen.  All the while, keeping the rest of your hands warm and cozy.  When you need to keep your fingers warm, fold the upper portion in to envelope your fingers.


Whether you are digging for your keys in your purse or trying to insert change into a parking meter, these are ideal for … Read more...